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The civil rights movement / Peter B. Levy
Bib ID 1792888
Format BookBook
Author
Levy, Peter B
 
Description Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998 
xxiv, 226 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0313298548 (alkaline paper)
Series

Greenwood Press guides to historic events of the twentieth century, 1092-177X.

Summary

Six essays capture the drama and conflict of the struggle, covering, among other topics, the origins of the movement, the fight for legal equality, the role of women, and the lasting effects of the protests of the 1950s and 1960s. Ready-reference features include biographical profiles of 20 activists, from Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X to Ella Jo Baker and Bayard Rustin, a chronology, bibliography, and photographs. This work also contains 15 primary documents, including presidential addresses and speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., Stokely Carmichael, Malcolm X, and George Wallace.

Full contents
  • Series Foreword / Randall M. Miller
  • 1. The Modern Civil Rights Movement: An Overview
  • 2. Freedom's Coming and It Won't Be Long: The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement
  • 3. Mississippi: "Is This America?" A Case Study of the Movement
  • 4. With All Deliberate Speed: The Fight for Legal Equality
  • 5. Sisterhood Is Powerful: Women and the Civil Rights Movement
  • 6. A Second Redemption?
  • Biographies: The Personalities Behind the Civil Rights Movement
  • Primary Documents of the Civil Rights Movement.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-214) and index.

Subjects Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.  |  African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.  |  Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.  |  African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.  |  Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography.  |  United States -- Race relations.

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